The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1882

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p.3 The New Elevator - H.J. Chase of Chicago making plans for Richardson & Son.

Death Of A Captain - Capt. George Hobson, of schr. Delaware - had British Queen, Jessie Macdonald, C. Gearing, and S. & J. Collier.


The schr. Bangalore is at Gunn's wharf. She is waiting for a charter.

The schr. Eureka has arrived and is loading iron ore at the K. & P.R.R. dock.

The schrs. Grantham and Manzanilla will lay up here. They will be stripped immediately.

The schr. Mary Battle cleared this morning, light, for the Welland Canal, there to go into ordinary.

The steamer Passport has left here for Sorel, in tow of the Planer, of Montreal. She will receive a new shaft during the winter. It is reported that all the boats of the Royal Mail Line will be laid up at Sorel, a circumstance which Kingstonians will regret.

The water in the Rideau Canal is quite high and the steamer D.C. West is running regularly. She cannot carry all the freight that is billed to her. On her trip on Saturday she will tow a barge, when all the canal wharves will be cleared of freight.

The str. Armenia has engaged the dry dock at St. Catharines. She will be lengthened and fitted up in good style, and changed to a coal burning steamer. All the boats on the Toronto and Ogdensburg line will then be coal consumers, and will thus be enabled to make better time.

The coal brought from Charlotte in the schr. Oliver Mowat is for the Roberts' Iron Company. It will be taken to their mine on the K. & P.R.R. The duty amounted to over $100, an unjust tax when it is considered that there is not a ton of hard coal in the Dominion, and that the national policy cannot protect that which does not exist.

The steam pumps of the Dominion Wrecking Company raised the sunken barge Linnet in Cataraqui Bay in very quick order. The abandoned craft was full of holes. She was towed to the stern of the barge Odessa and sunk, thus forming one side of the dry dock. The sunken schr. Helen was pumped out in one hour. She was towed into the bay, and a hole being punched in her bottom allowed to drift towards Bell Island near which she sank. Capt. Fraser is now waiting for piles, when these are driven down the dredge will get to work and clean out the channel for the dry dock.

Captain McCarty, a Buffalo wrecker, is at present in the city. He recently visited the schooner Florida which went down several months ago some eighteen miles off Port Colborne coal laden, while bound from Black River to Toronto. With the help of a diver, the rigging, spars, anchors, chains, pumps, etc., were taken off the vessel and brought to Port Colborne. The wrecker receives two-thirds of the proceeds of the sale. The schooner lies in 75 feet of water. It would appear that when she went down she took a dive, striking the bottom with her bowsprit. She was wrenched, and, it is believed, broke in two about amidships. She will not be raised.


Prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 11,000 wheat.

Prop. Clinton, Ruthven, 18,000 wheat.

Schr. Grimsby, Hamilton, 19,600 wheat.

Sloop Lorraine, Brockville, 4,000 peas.

Schr. White Oak, Sodus Point, 325 coal.

Schr. Wm. Elgin, Sodus Point, 280 coal.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Oliver Mowat, Charlotte, 204 tons coal.

Schr. Guiding Star, Detroit, 20,000 bush. wheat.

p.4 Fresh Water Again - yacht Atalanta at Oswego on way home from New York.

Wolfe Island Council - wharf in Kingston, for which the township pays a yearly rent, piled so high with wood that it is not safe going on or getting off ferry boat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1882